CC48 to SS3A. Tercentenary of the Corps of RE



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BFPS No: 3196 Date of issue: 26/5/2016 SKU: CC48 to SS3A Category: Tags: , , ,


On the 26th May 1716 by Warrant of King George I, the Engineers and the Artillery were placed on separate establishments and so the Corps of Engineers was born. The following 300 years has seen the talents the Royal Engineers successfully cover an incredibly broad spectrum of disciplines. Sapper 300 commemorates this tercentenary anniversary.

To celebrate this historic moment in time, BFPS has produced a limited edition commemorative cover ‘BFPS 3196 Sapper 300’. This colourful but striking cover will be released for sale on the 26ᵗʰ May 2016.

The main image shows the Corps cypher placed over the Royal Engineers stable belt. A uniquely designed smiler stamp will be cancelled by the BFPS numbered 3196 special handstamp which incorporates the Corps ‘grenade’.

Complete with an A4 double-sided insert, in full colour, giving a brief history of the Royal Engineers. Both are presented in a cellophane sleeve to create a high quality souvenir of the Tertenary.

You can also buy these covers via mail order by sending a cheque made out to ‘BFPS CIC’ to BFPS, The Old Post Office, Links Place, Elie, Fife, KY9

BFPS has a limited amount of half and full sheets of the special Sapper 300 smiler stamps. These look superb when framed and would make a fantastic gift or presentation especially alongside the commemorative cover above.